MILWAUKEE, WIS. — CONEXPO-CON/AGG is introducing a series of virtual industry education session starting Feb. 4 with a session on technology’s role in pushing the construction industry forward.
The series begins via livestream on Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. PST/2:30 p.m. CST with a behind-the-scenes look of the building of the Las Vegas underground people mover project. The event is sponsored by Caterpillar and Topcon and it is the first of a three-part series on construction technology.
“Attendees at CONEXPO-CON/AGG count on the education we bring them to provide a real-world perspective of how they can grow their business. This event will help contractors make an impact on their bottom line with technology they already own until we meet again in Las Vegas in 2023,” Association of Equipment Manufacturers director of education content Brooke Konopacki said in a press release.
The Las Vegas People Mover session will feature how leaders approached the project and implemented tunnel technology for greater safety and efficiency. The session will also focus on the project role of Tesla autonomous transport vehicles.
Other sessions in the series will feature speakers such as Caterpillar of Australia operational risk consultant Jenny Krasny and Construction Technology Partners managing partner Scott Brown with advice on enhancing technological adoption in the construction industry.
“One of the most underestimated features of technology is the breadth and depth of its reach — emotionally, culturally and physically,” Krasny said.
“It is going to be vital for contractors to understand and adopt available technologies as the skilled labour gap increases, and increasingly tighter schedules and quality tolerances are expected at the same rates as many years ago,” Brown added.
On demand education launching after the livestream event will include machine control, grade control, team development, cost justification and product overviews.
Registration for the event and further information is available here.